HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 cc15-6
26. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authority grants were made to students at Newbattle Abbey College and at other adult education colleges during each academic year since 1951–52.

Mr. J. Stuart

As the reply consists of a table of figures, I shall, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Thomson

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Government still make a grant to this institution, and will the right hon. Gentleman do all he can to encourage this important field of education?

Mr. Stuart

I will certainly do anything I can to encourage it.

Following are the figures:

Academic year Number of awards tenable at
Newbattle Abbey College Other adult education colleges
1951–52 14 9
1952–53 6 6
1953–54 8 10
1954–55 8 10